Twin Metals Director of Legal Affairs

The Director of Legal Affairs will report to and work with the Chief Regulatory Officer to provide advice and counsel regarding corporate matters and management of risk and compliance with laws, permits, contracts, and internal policies. This position will be responsible for managing a variety of legal aspects of a natural resources project, with emphasis on providing legal insight and advice regarding issues related to corporate matters, regulatory and environmental permitting processes, litigation, and mineral tenure.

As a key role in the TMM Project, it is required that this position provide leadership across the organization and project teams to ensure success in:

  • Completing company objectives
  • Building a culture of safety and respect
  • Promoting strong and positive team dynamics
  • Maintaining compliance with applicable laws and corporate requirements

This position will work with the CRO to communicate with TMM’s parent company, and its Vice President of Legal, regarding corporate matters and litigation, establishment of collaborative work arrangements with outside counsel, including legal counsel from affiliated companies and foreign jurisdictions, and support of their work on various business issues. This position will assist with corporate legal compliance with parent company policies and practices.

This position will also be responsible for performing duties of a corporate secretary with regard to all corporate legal entities, Boards, and appropriate governance requirements given ownership structure and shareholder make-up and regulatory compliance matters.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Design and implement the legal strategy for legal matters affecting the organization.
  • Assist in the preparation and management of the budget for corporate legal matters and litigation.
  • Direct and manage outside counsel.
  • Provide legal advice and counsel to the Board of Directors, Officers, employees of the organization, either directly or through the supervision of external counsels, in all risk management matters.
  • Represent the company on legal matters relating to, general corporate issues, business transactions, employee matters, ethics matters, data privacy, any intellectual property protection, claims and litigation, and technology licensing.
  • Support and coordinate legal work focused on environmental/regulatory aspects of all phases of project development.
  • Support environmental, engineering, regulatory, project development, government relations, and public relations project teams on issues relating to the project in areas such as: Mine design and permitting, wetlands, water diversion, environmental review / alternatives analysis, legal risk analysis and litigation mitigation.
  • Identify, provide advice, and raise issues to management related to business and project risks.
  • Draft, edit and negotiate contracts and agreements such as joint venture agreements, government contracts, real estate and employment contracts and providing litigation support.
  • Ensure the company operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Prepare or coordinate the preparation of legal and court documents such as contracts, briefs, complaints, and motions.
  • Support and coordinate mineral tenure issues.
  • Support interaction with state and federal agencies responsible for environmental permitting.
  • Provide management with effective legal advice on business issues and company strategies.
  • Attend and take minutes of directors’ and members’ meetings.
  • Maintain corporate records.


The successful person should have at least 6 years of complex regulatory, environmental project experience in Minnesota. Overall, the individual must bring deep Minnesota roots, a strong environmental commitment, a positive reputation and profile, and the ability to develop relationships with fellow team members as a trusted and knowledgeable advisor in her/his areas of expertise.  Important attributes for this position include the following:

Strategic, collaborative, ethically-centered, and community-minded leader.

Display a strategic, disciplined, and creative approach to problem solving and Company’s stage-gate project development process.  Must have the ability to explain logically and concisely how to accomplish objectives in a timely and correct manner.

Possess strong organizational skills, implementing resources and people effectively and efficiently to accomplish aggressive, yet attainable, goals.

Have a reputation as a tough, but fair negotiator, and a strong bottom-line orientation.

Be able to sell ideas, plans, and programs to operating and corporate groups including executive management.

The individual should be a team player, with a leadership style that facilitates trust and pride in employees.  Must also be accustomed to intensive and extensive critical review of work performed.


This is a St. Paul based position.


Overall remuneration for this position will be to a very competitive standard for this level of position including base salary, annual bonus for performance, and a comprehensive package of benefits.

To apply e-mail resume and letter of interest to

For additional information contact David Ulrich.

Twin Metals Minnesota is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workforce – women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply for this leadership role.